Tom Howie

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  1. Brand New [Un-used] FULL 1 year Warranty Glidecam X-30 Sled [designed for cameras up to 45 lbs] *Available with Anton Bauer (or) V-Mount Battery Plate 3) BNC to BNC Connectors (HD-SDI I/O) 4) 2-Pin LEMO Power Outputs Included; Balancing/Docking Bracket, Video and Power Cable Set, Pelican 1650 Flight Case, Hardware/Tool Set. ONLY: $2895.00 with FREE Pelican 1650 Case
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    Glidecam HD4000 with C100

    Thanks for the posting. This is not recommended. Basically this creates a balancing issue. CG (Center of Gravity) is not correctly aligned Horizontal Axis over the Central Post, which is the 'rotational center of gravity'. If the plate is off to the side, the camera may very well end up off to the side as well. And, knowing it is the C100, I would recommend that you center the plate. Here's some great training videos, check them out and let me know if this helps. Volume 1: The Basic http://glidecam.com/videos/65/ Volume 2: The Circle Up and Down http://glidecam.com/videos/66/ Volume 3: Focal Length http://glidecam.com/videos/78/ Volume 4: Slow Is Smooth, Smooth is King http://glidecam.com/videos/84/ Volume 5: Focus on the Focus http://glidecam.com/videos/90/ Volume 6: Balancing in 5 Minutes. …OK, say 2 Minutes http://glidecam.com/videos/112/ Volume 7: Smooth Shooter and X-10 http://glidecam.com/videos/118/
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    Swaying Horizon

    Hi Jared, Sorry to hear about your difficulties! The Glidecam is designed as a 'two hand' operation, however, using "one hand' is just a important. The biggest problem comes with over-controlling with the guiding hand. This leads to instability. With the 2.5 to 3 second drop time, you'll want to adjust the horizontal balance as you've done, then once that is accomplished. Fly the Glideca, by walking in a straight line and do not use your guiding hand. Also, keep your 'wrist' solid/locked. Like you are sawing a piece of wood for example... Just walk straight. DONT walk slowly walk a around 2.5 MPH. Do this and you'll be headed in the right directions. Do this indoors (no wind) Let us know how it works out
  4. please contact me directly at tom (at) glidecam.com or phone too at 1-781-585-7900
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    Glidecam X-30 Sled [NEW - Only $3,395.00]

    Price Lowered, now available for only $2,895.00 New Sled, 1 Year Warranty. Includes; Pelican 1650 Flight Case and Hardware Set
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    Glidecam [Photokina 2018]

    Photokina 2018 Visit Glidecam at: Photokina Expo Date: September 26th-29th 2018 Location: Cologne, Germany Booth: Hall 5.2 Stand: H021 Website: http://www.photokina.com On Display at Photokina: Glidecam HD-PRO, Glidecam XR-PRO, Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series and Glidecam Ultra Shot Glidecam in EUROPE Kirschberg 27 64347 Griesheim Germany +49 6155 8877766 +49 6155 8877755 europe@glidecam.de www.marcotec-shop.de
  7. Zcarter32, Hopefully you able to get your balancing issues resolved. What is your drop time? We recommend a drop time of 2.5 to 3 seconds.... With one counterweight on each side, it sounds like your balance should be ok. how does your footage look?
  8. Andreas - just loosen the screws where there block attaches to the 'Elbow Hinge' that has the 'oval' machined in it. This will allow you to flip the block 180 degrees, you will also want to do this with the '2 pin' Block at the end of the Arm. There are 3 parts that need to be Flipped. #1 Flip the 2-hole Vest Block on the Vest #2 Flip the 2-pin block on the Arm End #3 Flip the Elbow Block. Doing these three things will allow you to operate your Glidecam in the Left-Handed position.
  9. The Glidecam XR-PRO, is the replacement for the Glidecam XR-2000, which is a basic model Glidecam - that did not include a Rapid Disconnect QR Plate, or the Front to Back Adjustment Knobs to position the cameras Front-to-Back / Side-to-Side. The HD-2000 is the hand-held stabilizer that includes these features. The Glidecam HD-2000, part of the HD-Series, is more versatile than the XR-PRO, due to these features. It is 100% USA Made - Great products See: https://glidecam.com/product/hd-2000/ *Note the newest member of the Glidecam HD-Series is the Glidecam HD-PRO.
  10. Thank you for adding. I have not used these ones
  11. Tom Howie

    Best glide cam for Sony FS 7

    GLDGS will carry up 12 lbs The Glidecam X-20 Arm with X-30 Sled is a great combination!
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    X-10 arm on Smooth Vest?

    Yes, Santiago, the Glidecam Smooth Shooter Arm works in the X-10 Vest and the Glidecam X-10 will work in the Smooth Shooter Vest. Tom
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    TRU-HORIZON

    We have some Glidecam Tru-Horizons available for only $229.00! If you're interested, email me at tomh@glidecam.com
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    TRU-HORIZON

    Sold-out!
  15. You're welcome - glad you found this information useful. Very nice trick, that I am sure will help someone out. Some shooters have used UV film on the monitor screen as well to assist, I haven't tride this, but some like it!
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    Tru Horizon (at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam?)

    I would like for you to receive more feedback too, hope someone does. If you'd like to arrange a trial unit, contact me at tomh@glidecam.com We can offer you something for this.
  17. RED ONE Camera on GLIDECAM HD4000 used with GLIDECAM X-10.
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    Red One With Glidecam Hd4000

    Yes, it did! The Glidecam HD-4000 is a workhorse that was designed to handle camera packages up to 10+ lbs. Also, Note: Devin Graham uses the RED on his Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series system. see attached: You will ship him carrying the Glidecam DSG with RED
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    Need a Part for My XR-2000

    Please contact me directly at tomh@glidecam.com and I can arrange this for you... Also I can send you some FREE Glidecam swag
  20. HD-2000 is the best option, as it is designed for cameras from 2-6 lbs in weight. We like the HD-2000 for all DSLR's can you get the widest range!
  21. DAYLIGHT VIEW-ABILITY: The topic of day light view-able monitors has been a hot topic for many years; as in - not all external viewing monitors are created equal. CD/m2 [Candella per Meters Squared] or NITS as it is most commonly referred to runs a substantial range. And, as the NITS go up so does the CO$T! Another component of this is the Contrast Ratio, which as substantial impact on the daylight view-ability as well - the better the contrast ratio the higher the cost. Ideally, a balance or compromise between NIT and C-RATIO make the best options and can be obtained at the best price/value. Just as an example *(I am not selling Small HD Monitors here - though I do like them, personally speaking) SmallHD-DP7 [High Bright] - Resolution: 1280 x 800 (fine for general framing), Brightness is 1500 nits. Contrast Ratio 800:1 (anything at 800 and up is usually good, IMHO) Lilliput - Have an option for 1000:1 Contrast and 800 NIT, not bad for $149.00 at B&H (haven't tried, but some favorable reviews) Marshall Electronics - Nice (low cost) options here: http://www.lcdracks.com/monitors/video-assist-monitors.php Best choices in Day-Light Viewable Monitors are over 800 NIT and C-RATIO at/or over 800:1 Fly Safe! I
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    MONITORS [On Glidecam]

    Yes, well said. It is a Dual purpose setup. That is the one of changes that has developed over the past few years; monitors have been moving from the GLIDECAM BASE to the TOP of the Camera, if it is not already on the camera. However, the overall difference in the field of view-ability, between having the monitor on the TOP of the CAMERA, then having the monitor on the Base Platform, is that you do not have best visionary field of the path in which you are walking, resulting in one way or another a loss of versatility, albeit small. Also, taking the monitor off the camera and moving it to the base platform, lessens the TOP Weight, meaning a larger (heavier) camera can be used. Advantages of Having Monitor on the Glidecam Base Platform: 1. Best field of Viewability 2. Removes Weight from the Camera. Advantages of Having Monitor on the Camera (Top) 1. No wires need to be run down the post to send video signal from camera to monitor 2. No power needed to power monitor from Base Platform Hope this helps... Fly Safe!
  23. Top Weight is a factor that needs to be considered. If there is NOT enough top weight, the result will be that it is too Bottom heavy, therefore due to this lack to TOP WEIGHT, the result is excessive BOTTOM WEIGHT. That is the scenario - Too Bottom Heavy, duty too little weight on Top. Solution: Get a heavier cameras.. just kidding, obviously that is one way to do it, however, that is not the case here... SO, we need to make a couple of corrections in order to make the 'Ratio' of 'Weight and Leverage' balance-out so we then have a Smooth Operator! #1. REMOVE 2 Counter Weights (1 from the Front and 1 from the Back) **NOTE: Each Counter Weight is 4 OUNCES (1/4 LBS) #2. ADD a Glidecam Camera Weight Plate under the cameras [GLCWP] - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/656408-REG/Glidecam_GLCWP_Camera_Weight_Plate.html #3. SLIDE the Telescoping Post up and into the central post; making the Glidecam Central Post shorter and reduces leverage resulting in Less Bottom Heaviness. Its all about the RATIO between Camera Weight (TOP) and Counter Weight (BOTTOM), which ideally should be a 3:1 ratio. The measured result will be a 2.5 to 3 second drop time... Here's a video on Balance, maybe useful, even though it is not your model. Hope this helps... Let us know Fly Safe!